Best songs of 2010

Alphabetically, natch:

  • Arcade Fire . “Rococo”
  • Avi Buffalo . “What’s In It For?”
  • Band Of Horses . “Bartles + James”
  • Besnard Lakes . “Like The Ocean, Like The Innocent Part II”
  • Black Angels . “The Sniper”
  • Broken Social Scene . “Meet Me In The Basement”
  • Call Me Lightning . “Pure Shit”
  • Dead Weather . “Gasoline”
  • Frightened Rabbit . “Things”
  • Hidden Cameras . “He Falls To Me”
  • Kissaway Trail . “Beat Your Heartbeat”
  • Mates Of State . “Long Way Home”
  • National . “Bloodbuzz Ohio”
  • National . “Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks”
  • New Pornographers . “Crash Years”
  • Sharon Van Etten . “I Wish I Knew”
  • Shearwater . “Castaways”
  • Sleigh Bells . “Crown On The Ground”
  • Titus Andronicus . “The Battle Of Hampton Roads”
  • Titus Andronicus . “To Old Friends And New”
  • Vampire Weekend . “Holiday”
  • Vampire Weekend . “White Sky”
  • Walkmen . “Angela Surf City”
  • Walkmen . “Victory”
  • Wolf Parade . “Palm Road”

Quite a few repeaters in there, no? The National, Vampire Weekend, The Walkmen and Titus Andronicus, who very nearly scored three.

Honorable mention: Best Coast . “Boyfriend” / Black Francis . “Six Legged Man” / Black Mountain . “The Hair Song” / Black Rebel Motorcycle Club . “Beat The Devil’s Tattoo” / Corin Tucker . “Doubt / Dean & Britta . “Not A Young Man Anymore (My Robot Friend remix)” / Japandroids . “Lucifer’s Symphony” / Junip . “In Every Direction” / No Age . “Glitter” / Titus Andronicus . “Four Score And Seven”.

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